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LWW
08-28-2010, 04:49 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thursday, August 26, 2010

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 of the important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

The GOP has consistently been trusted on most issues for months now, but in July they held the lead on only nine of the key issues.

Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, which remains the most important issue to voters. Those numbers are nearly identical to those found in June. Republicans have held the advantage on the economy since May of last year. ...

Republicans now hold a slight edge on the issues of government ethics and corruption, 40% to 38%. Voters have been mostly undecided for the past several months on which party to trust more on this issue ...

Republicans hold a 52% to 36% lead over Democrats on the issue of taxes. It's the only issue this month on which the GOP earns the trust of the majority of voters. ...

Voters trust the GOP over Democrats by a 49% to 37% margin on national security and the War on Terror but give the GOP just a 43% to 40% edge on the war in Iraq. Republicans are trusted more by 43% to handle the war in Afghanistan, compared to 36% for Democrats. ...

On the issue of immigration, Republicans are trusted more by a 44% to 35% margin. That gap has narrowed slightly from June, when the GOP led 47% to 32% on the issue. It was the partyís largest advantage since January. ...

On health care, voters now trust Republicans slightly more - by a 48% to 40% margin. ...

The parties remain close on the issue of education, with the GOP holding a statistically insignificant 41% to 40% edge. Both parties have held very modest leads on this issue for the past several months.

When it comes to the issue of Social Security, voters again give the Republicans the edge, this time by a 44% to 38% margin.

Republicans hold a nine-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 22, 2010. They've led on the ballot since last summer.

Incumbent members of Congress donít exactly get a vote of confidence from their constituents. Just 27% of voters think their representative in Congress is the best possible person for the job, down six points from November of last year. Only 37% believe their local congressional representative deserves reelection, compared to 42% who felt that way way last fall.

Sixty percent (60%) of voters say most members of Congress donít care what their constituents think. Most voters continue to believe it would be better for the country if the majority of Congress is thrown out this November, but they also remain unconvinced that a Republican takeover will make a noticeable difference.</div></div>
The proles are restless. (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues)

LWW

Qtec
08-28-2010, 05:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, </div></div>

LOL

So what is the Rep economic policy?

Q

Sev
08-28-2010, 05:44 AM
66 days left.
Prediction for house losses for the Dems has reached 80 according to Dick Morris.

I think the Dems are about to feel the earth move under their feet.

hondo
08-28-2010, 06:57 AM
TIME has described Rasmussen Reports as a "conservative-leaning polling group".[17] The Center For Public Integrity has pointed out that Scott Rasmussen was a paid consultant for the 2004 George W. Bush campaign.[18] According to Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight.com, while there are no apparent records of Scott Rasmussen or Rasmussen Reports making contributions to political candidates and its public election polls are generally regarded as reliable, "some observers have questioned its issue-based polling, which frequently tends to elicit responses that are more conservative than those found on other national surveys."[19]

Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo commented on their reliability in a February 2009 article:[20][21]

The toplines tend to be a bit toward the Republican side of the spectrum, compared to the average of other polls. But if you factor that in they're pretty reliable. And the frequency that Rasmussen is able to turn them around Ė because they're based on robocalls Ė gives them added value in terms of teasing out trends. But the qualitative questions, in terms of their phrasing and so forth, are frequently skewed to give answers friendly toward GOP or conservative viewpoints. All of which is to say that his numbers are valuable. But they need to be read with that bias in mind.

Rasmussen has received criticism over the wording in its polls.[22][unreliable source?] Examples of Rasmussen's questions with wording issues include:

Agree or Disagree: "Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the Republican Party. He says jump, and they say how high."[23]
Do you favor or oppose the economic recovery package proposed by Barack Obama and the Congressional Democrats?[24]
Suppose that Democrats agreed on a health care reform bill that is opposed by all Republicans in Congress. Should the Democrats pass that bill or should they change the bill to win support from a reasonable number of Republicans?[25]
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement... itís always better to cut taxes than to increase government spending because taxpayers, not bureaucrats, are the best judges of how to spend their money?[25][unreliable source?]
Some of Rasmussen polls have contained two different weights for questions, depending on the party of the statesman in the question.[26][unreliable source?] In one example, the first question asks for a job rating for Tim Pawlenty, a Republican governor, using an approve/disapprove scale. The next question asks for the way that Al Franken, a Democratic senator, is performing his role, but uses a Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor scale. Nick Panagakis of Pollster.com has pointed out that, when using the latter scale, "approval is often reported by combining the top two and bottom two scores", including the "fair" score as a "disapproval" vote.[27]

According to Charles Franklin, a University of Wisconsin political scientist who co-developed Pollster.com,[28] ďHe [Rasmussen] polls less favorably for Democrats, and thatís why heís become a lightning rod." Franklin also said: "Itís clear that his results are typically more Republican than the other personís results
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pooltchr
08-28-2010, 06:58 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, </div></div>

LOL

So what is the Rep economic policy?

Q </div></div>

It is NOT to spend us into bankruptcy as it seems is the Dem policy!

Face it, Q. The left had the opportunity handed to them on a silver platter following the Bush administration, and so far, they have actually proven to be even worse!

Steve

LWW
08-28-2010, 07:27 AM
Why don't you address whether they are the most accurate polling source or not?

We all know why ... the left leaning groups pimp the story that the spoon feeders want you to have, which means it must be that which advances the party agenda.

OTOH the right leaning groups pimp the story that the small state folks want to have, which means it must be that which provides the truth.

LWW